Posts Tagged ‘ parents ’

Thank you, Dad — part 2

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Both parts of this post are an entry in Blogadda’s Tribute to Dad contest, sponsored by Pringoo. CoolDad For kids who love their fathers This is part two of a two-part series dedicated to my father. Read part 1 here. ——- We discovered, in mom’s absence, that we would rather not be domesticated. Sometimes...
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Thank you, Dad

Travel to Pune

Both parts of this post are an entry in Blogadda’s Tribute to Dad contest, sponsored by Pringoo. CoolDad For kids who love their fathers ———- Father’s Day — another Hallmark creation that drives people to stores for greeting cards that try to spell out a lifetime of gratitude in 20 words. I have never...
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The hoopla of marriage

Traditional Indian Marriage -- Wedding Ceremony in my parents' living room

Weddings are a special time. For most people, it is a time of celebration and parties. The ceremony symbolizing the union may vary in each culture, but the ethos is the same: it’s a time for new beginnings. A time when two families, not just two individuals, join forces. And society acknowledges, and blesses,...
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Forgive and forget

Forgive and forget

Move on Let the healing begin So what if he raped you And beat you senseless? So what if he violated you When you were 8 And he was your grandfather? Go to your happy place And pretend He never cheated on you That he never felt another woman That he alienated himself Physically...
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The seven ages

The Seven Ages of Man

These days I am reminded a lot of Shakespeare’s “The Seven Ages of Man” from the play “As You Like It.” I had it memorized for elocution contests in school and remember being lauded for my oratory. One teacher had commented that the passion I bring to the poem tells her I “get it.”...
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A day to vent

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Many people piss me off. And yes, stating that reminds me how judgmental I can be, but truly there are some people you just can’t be around without having the urge to whack them on the head. You want examples? I’ll give you some: 1. Drivers putting on makeup, texting, fixing their hair, talking...
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How much do you know?

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How much do you know About the person You spend your entire Life with? How much do you know About your parents The ones you spent All your childhood years with? How much do you know About your friends The people you share Your innermost Thoughts with? How much do you know About your...
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I love you, Ma — part 2

scared Ma in water

This is part two of a two-part essay dedicated to my mom. Read part one here. Ma opted for voluntary retirement at the peak of her career. After committing 28 years of her life to the bank she quit at the prime age of 48. She said she needed to do it, so I...
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I love you, Ma — part 1

Ma has an infectious laugh

This is part 1 of a two-part essay dedicated to my mom. The entire essay is also an entry in BlogAdda’s Tribute to your Mom contest sponsored by Pringoo. My mom’s not the typical mother. She never has been. Ma was always there — and still never was. I served food for myself when...
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Order in chaos

Messy Desk

Even as a little girl I was chided for having no concept of order, a.k.a, a messy desk. Here’s how it went down: mom would threaten to throw all my “junk.” I would grudgingly clean my desk — organize the shelves, throw the scraps of paper lying around, align the text books, stow away...
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